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Survey suggests 20% of Android users want to buy the new iPhone

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:15

A survey of 1,300 people determined that in addition to upgrading to the new iPhone, users want better battery life, faster performance and...

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:11 2

56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Looks like Miley Cyrus... I doubt she'd be on here.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:23

76. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

It is, Miley............lol kids. +1 for you.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:23

59. Hemlocke (unregistered)

"Sales ban." Put down that Samsung crack pipe. Those "headlines" were sensationalism and sour grapes on the part of the Samsung execs, because while they may have 10% of all LTE patents, they have pretty close to 0% of a chance of winning a sales ban with that. Why? Their patents are standards essential (FRAND), Apple also owns some LTE patents of their own from the Nortel sale, they have some from the cross-licensing deal with Nokia, and let's not forget, they are using the Gobi chip, which means they are licensed through Qualcomm, who owns the lion's share of all LTE patents.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:41

99. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

the did include it. 38% of the 9% said they don't want the new iPhone said so because they wanted an Android device. That comes out to 3.42% of iPhone users

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:28 15

4. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

But i got android, something far far better than ios and i'll stick to it.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:03 3

53. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

iOS is looking even worse now that Anonymous found FBI playing with 12M Apple UDIDs. Things are two:

1) Fruit sold that information
2) Someone hacked that information

Both cases are scary.
Still want to switch to the new iPhone? :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:34 13

5. hateftotti (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2011)

What a stupid survey...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:09

55. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Yes a survey performed by a website were absolutely anyone can log on and vote under any aliases, hmmmm

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:41 3

7. Leo_MC (Posts: 2700; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

People are so obtuse; that's why the majority of iPhone users don't even thinks that another platform can suit their needs better and also - as stated here too - an fandroid can even imagine that their choice could be the bad one...
That's just being stupid.
I don't get it: why won't one use something different if that is what one needs?!
20% is a fare percentage; I have an Android phone right now, I like it a lot (because it is not a Samsung plastic cracking ugly s*it) but my next phone will most certainly be Nokia or iPhone; more Nokia because of MS ecosystem.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:41 17

8. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

I think buying an iPhone over Android would be kind of a Downgrade since you cant do much with iOS

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:53 13

12. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

I totally agree. Switching from Android to iOS is like having steak for breakfast, and egg and toast for lunch.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 05:14 1

58. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Your right there,anytime we show people currently with an android handset and looking to upgrade the iPhone any interest in it usually ends when they see its basically an app drawer grid ui and nothing else, this sudden limitation and realisation ends interest almost immediately

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:53 1

69. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

And Apple claims that iOS is the best UI. Hah! Best UI my as*!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:44 10

9. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

nd 100percent of the iphone users wanna ditch iphone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:46 3

10. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

I'm one of the one in five that wouldn't buy because I HATE Apple. I'm glad they recognize that segment exists.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:49 3

11. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

the picture on the right will be exactly what the iphone 5 will look like..quite long.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:32

40. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Nope, phonearena had just leaked " the next next new iPhone 5sss "

One thought about the survey a high end android user will be least likely to buy next iPhone, only the middle end devices users can switch because android manufacturers creates mess with their medium devices.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:41

49. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

It's innovation dumbo, don't you know.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:54 5

13. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

i hate apple.. this survey is fake.. most people already feel bad about apple after that stupid result of the recent patent case, then you go tell me that most android users want to shift to iphone? man, that is plain old bull$#*+!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:58

34. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

The survey maybe real, but I believe most of iPhone owner who upgrade to new iPhone only want it because they want join the euforia not because they need it. come on, what feature? siri, facebook integration? My xperia arc s has google now and I remove fb inside xperia because bloatware for me. The survey don't state what android phone the participant use. What if they are the owner of cheap chinese phone.

I would glad if I can buy iPhone but only for style not function, but if their price only below $100. that the price for fashion and phone

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:02 8

15. antoninslejska (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

If I calculate it correctly, then 6.3% of the 1.300 people wants to switch from Android to iPhone (14% from 45%) and 10.85% from iPhone to Android (38% from 31%). Good for Android I think.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:13 6

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

of course solid android fans wont go to iPhone!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:41 4

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I figured since you gave off an air of excitement, I would follow suit.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:44 2

33. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

free and forever will be

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:24

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Good survey. 1 in 5 isn't too bad. 22 percent is actually lower than the amount of Android users who would have switched to the 4S if it was a significant iPhone upgrade last year, which was 27 percent.


(note: make sure to skip to the actual source article in gray; the article itself mistakenly flips the Blackberry and Android statistics and was never fixed. Phonearena didn't notice this when they reposted the story, and it took weeks to convince SOME users-who will not be named-that the numbers were indeed flip flopped.)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:35

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Going from 27% of Android users who would switch to 22% is something of a negative trend. Nothing like proof of 'stale-ness' for Timmy and company.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:40

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Granted, it's two different surveys from two different groups, but yeah, I think it's telling. There are compelling Android phones on every carrier now, as opposed to last year when you had to choose between a good processor, good screen, and 4G LTE. Basically you had to choose two out of three. The latest phone out at this time last year was the Bionic, which really wasn't the phone it needed to be, and the Galaxy S 2 wasn't really on the carriers at large yet.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:27 3

19. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

Survey was conducted among the phone arena employees led by victor h.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:30 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Oh come on now, that's unfair. The writers here are usually pretty good these days.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 02:31

22. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

ahahaha...good one!!!

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